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The All-Volunteer Force at 50

Is America’s military capable of fighting the next war?

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What happens when you lose [Insert Name]?

When a go-to “nonpartisan” defender breaks rank does that change your opinion?

The Threat of Political Violence

Separating rhetoric from action.

Trump’s Been Indicted. What Now?

We’re in uncharted waters.

Americans Think Neither Biden Nor Trump Mentally Sound to be President

Shockingly, the current President’s numbers are worse than his predecessor’s.

Is Twitter DeSantis’ Problem?

A columnist argues his failed launch was emblematic of a larger problem.

DeSantis Pandering to the Deplorables

Out Trumping Trump is possible because of Trump.

Chris Sununu 2024

Does a successful, moderate governor stand any chance in today’s GOP?

Journalistic Ethics and Mangled Quotes

Striking the balance between cruel and misleading.

CNN Loses to Newsmax?!

Did the Trump stunt backfire? Or just an anomaly?

Tucker Carlson’s Depressing Realization

The fired propagandist has had an epiphany about bullshit.

Fox News Finally Finds A Bridge (Or Three) Too Far

Turns out that costing your employer nearly a billion dollars isn’t good for your career.

Fox News Settles Suit, Will Carry on As Before

A $787.5 million flesh wound.

Abbott Promises to Pardon Just-Convicted Murderer

An outrageous political stunt.

Ron DeSantis’ Mushy Foreign Policy

The would-be President is floundering as he tries to position himself.

A “No Labels” Candidate?

A hypothetical spoiler for 2024? (Stress on “hypothetical”).

Republicans Divided on Foreign Policy

As memory of the Cold War fades, so does support for American primacy.

Tucker Carlson In Private: “I Hate [Trump] Passionately.”

Tucker is one of those “elites” he saying hates his audience.

National Divorce

The lunatic fringe idea is both appealing and unworkable.

The Experts Were Wrong on COVID

Hubris has set back the cause of science.

Trump Remains Odds-On Favorite for 2024 Republican Nomination

As tired as we may be of him, his nominating electorate appears ready for another round.

Midweek Tabs

Fox Hosts Knew Election Claims Were B.S.

They went all-in on the Big Lie and we now have the receipts that they knew what they were doing.

Maybe Calling People “White Trash” is Unnecessary?

Carville, MTG, and hierarchy in America.

DeSantis: The Next Teddy Kennedy?

Looking for historical analogs and looking at some numbers.

Nikki Haley Running for President

Someone has stepped up to challenge former President Trump.

Right-Wing Musical Chairs on Satellite TV

Weirdly, politicians who don’t understand the debt ceiling also don’t understand other things.

On Polling and Media Narratives

Some thoughts on polling and the news since 2016.

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Homeless Sweeps are Costly, Ineffective, and Immoral

Cities across the United States are taking the wrong approach to a crisis.

The Chaos is the Point

The anti-McCarthy holdouts have no end game.

The GOP Clown Show

Just when you thought they couldn’t get more incompetent.

Donahoe Allowed to Retire

The Army has done the right thing the wrong way.

28% Personally Know Someone Who Died From COVID Vaccines

More than a quarter of Americans know something that isn’t true.

Republican Leaders Are Killing Their Voters

Republicans are dying at a much higher rate than Democrats.

Trump a Laughing Stock

Is this how the cult ends?

Whelan, Griner, and the State of Our Politics

Knowing what FNC is likely saying without watching FNC.

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A Meme For Monday

The launch of a new feature… featuring Drake!

Trump’s Rhetoric and the GOP’s Test

Spoiler alert: the GOP has already failed this test multiple times.

The Deterioration and Death of Old Media

Headline News Network is shuttering after four decades.

No Room for Palin in Party She Remade?

What to make of her second straight loss?

Sunday Morning Tabs

In case you need some reading this morning.

Hakeem Jeffries, Fox News, and the Dangers of Sloppy Rhetoric

It would be nice if politicians and cable news outlets were more responsible.

Democrats’ Chaotic Skullduggery

There was some quiet meddling going on.

Murdoch Gunning for Trump

The New York Post and Wall Street Journal are blasting the losing loser.

Trump 2022’s Biggest Loser

The 2020 loser has doubled down on losing.

Fear and Resentment of a Changing America

A revealing comparison of Republican districts that deny and don’t deny the 2020 outcome.